Number one on our rain list: watersheds. I grew up near a creek, the flow of water toward which was so easy to see in the acres of open farmland. I didn’t know the word watershed and didn’t really need to, having an intuitive understanding of the process of water flowing toward the sea.
But these kids mostly live where there are lots of houses, and it’s not always clear where the water in the drainage ditch beside the driveway is heading. To the neighbors, right?
So watersheds is our main rainy day theme, and it starts with the big picture. Big trays of clay that the kids mold into pathways by which precipitation flows toward the wetland (a sponge) and then the ocean. Hands-on learning, indeed.
(No cooking today—our kitchen is wet wet wet.)